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Brett Lebda signs with Toronto

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My thoughts exactly. I never hated Lebda as much as some here, and his drunken post-cup radio interview is part of Wings Lore for me, but still - $1.45M for a 6/7 defenceman?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! :D

Lets see all the Burke lovers defend this

i dont hate lebda either I just find this amusing because I live smack dab in the middle of "leafs nation" lol

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Agreed.

I've always felt he was a respectable 5/6 Dman on this team, he paired quite well with Lilja, and IMO was better than Meech...Is Burke looking to replace Ian White's speed on the blueline?

Now with that said - Burke probably could've gotten him for $1 million per season.

I recall a few ex-Leaf Dmen help our beloved Red Wings to a few Cups :lol:

I agree. I predict he's gonna go Quincy in Toronto.

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I'm thinking Lebda must know somebody in the Leafs organization to get that contract.

I was thinking maybe he witnessed some crime Burke committed but the contract isn't that insane for him.

I knew it.

http://blog.mlive.com/snapshots/2010/07/brett_lebda_leaves_red_wings_f.html

“The first thing that has always stood out is his skating,” saidLeafs assistant GM Dave Poulin, who was also Lebda’s coach at NotreDame. “He’s a very mobile puck-moving defenceman who will complementthe group that we have very well.”

Definitely the best way to get a job.

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Lebda for Norris next year. Following in the footsteps of Quincey and Leino.

Jason Williams for the Selke trophy too.

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I don't think he got that much overpaid. It's just that Holland always signs these bargain deals. Lebda was easily worth at least 1m on the market.

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I agree. I predict he's gonna go Quincy in Toronto.

I hope he does well in Toronto; I never really had anything against him...Just hope he can tolerate the fans/media if he doesn't play up to their expectations.

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I hope he does well in Toronto; I never really had anything against him...Just hope he can tolerate the fans/media if he doesn't play up to their expectations.

or the size of his contract.

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I think its a good deal for the leafs maybe paid him 200 000 more than another team would but what they get back is a guy who is used to winning a guy who has been sitting in the press box off and on and wants to play a guy who can get the puck up the ice and out of the zone i think he can be a good 2nd half of a pair for them.

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He had his moments -- the 2009 WCF, for example. But I'd just as well give any other Dman in the Wings' system a try instead. Costs less and probably has a higher ceiling than Lebda.

Let it never be forgotten that he recorded a goal and an assist in his first two games in the NHL. You were great once Lebda, what happened? :P

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Fine with me....best of luck, Brett. I DID like this guy but more often than not, I didn't.

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How can Lidstrom leave the game as one of the greatest at his position when people can't even spell his name right?

Hey, what can you expect when a s***load of them don't know the difference between, their, there and there're. :unsure:

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http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=29250&blogger_id=1

This is why I hate Eklund. You couldn't possibly say something that's more out of touch. Not even close. And I can read sub-text...this guy isn't saying this stuff just to be provocative and gain readership--he believes the nonsense he's typing. I'm all for tabloid hockey entertainment, but I can't stand the trying to take an "expert" stance and completely missing the mark, especially when I know there are some dumb-dumbs out there who buy it wholesale. Brett LEBDA!?!?!?! Yeah, I'm crying today because we lost a guy who does the same freakin' move every time--skate up blue-line, fake towards center, move up along boards into offensive zone, realize the defense is covering the pass because it only EVER worked in NHL '94, and shoot 10 feet wide, hitting the Belle Tire sign at the Joe.

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Hey, what can you expect when a s***load of them don't know the difference between, their, there and there're. :unsure:

True and could not care less versus could care less. Although I suppose that one is a little more advanced.

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True and could not care less versus could care less. Although I suppose that one is a little more advanced.

Standard line anytime somebody "could care less"...

If you could care less, you probably would.

For some reason, a common error I see is the word "loose" being used for "lose"

And of course, confusion between "resign" and "re-sign"

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Lebda had great speed i wish he utilized it more here, he did win a cup here and he did have his moments. Im happy for him, he deserves a raise and maybe he can excel with the Leafs as more will be expected from him.

check these highlights

go to 03/09/2007 (LAK @ DET) 14:02 in 3rd (this Lebda needed to show up more End-to-End with that speed)

http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hlp=8471187

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It would be something to see Lebda paired with Jeff Finger.

I wouldn't mind seeing some hot Finger-Lebda action...

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I wouldn't mind seeing some hot Finger-Lebda action...

That sounds so dirty. :banana:

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